Local Charitable Giving
The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty, and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for freemasons in distress but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and work as individuals.
From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with care of the young, the sick, the aged and others in distressed circumstances. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities. Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and Provinces also support large regional causes.
In Worcestershire our charitable work is carried out under the auspices of both the Worcestershire Masonic Charity Organisation (WMCO) and the Festival Fund Raising system (the festival operates 5 years out of an 11 year cycle).
The Provincial Lottery raises funds under the banner of WMCO and if you would like to take part please use the button below to download a leaflet.